The New York Islanders are the latest team to get a boost as players like Andrew Ladd, Thomas Vanek, Brian Strait and Matt Moulson are returning to the lineup.
Ladd has been on a hot streak and is leading the league in scoring, while Vanek and Strait are the only three to reach the 30-goal plateau.
Vanek has been playing the most games of any Islanders player in 2017-18, but has yet to score a goal.
Strait has been the most consistent of the group and has the best points-per-game average in the league.
The NHL’s top players, including the likes of Ladd and Vanek have been playing together this season, which is good news for the Islanders.
The Atlantic Division is now dominated by the Florida Panthers, who are coming off a 5-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
The Panthers are looking to get back on track after losing four straight games.
Panthers defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who has two goals in his last four games, is expected to play against the Islanders, while winger Adam Erne, who had a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ last game, is looking to rebound from a tough start to the season.
The Pacific Division is dominated by Arizona Coyotes, who lost two straight and lost two of three to the Colorado Avalanche.
They have one of the NHL’s most dominant offensive teams, with a team-high plus-31 rating.
Arizona has been able to win games despite missing key players like Mike Ribeiro, who is still nursing a concussion.
However, that hasn’t stopped them from going toe-to-toe with the New York Rangers, who have the NHL team record for the most wins in a season.
The Coyotes are also the only team in the division to have won four straight.
The Wild are making their return to the playoffs, as defenseman Nate Prosser has been outstanding this season.
Prossed has two assists in the Wild’s last five games.
The Wild have been the top-scoring team in league history, and are looking for a third straight season of at least 30 goals.
The Central Division is also dominated by Philadelphia Flyers, who beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1.
The Flyers have been one of their top teams for years, with their defense ranking among the NHL leaders.
The Blue Jackets have a top-three goal scoring team in Columbus, and the Flyers are also one of only two teams to win two of their last three games.
The Western Conference is currently dominated by Colorado Avalanche, who sit at the top of the West.
They are one of three teams in the Central to have an average of at a point per game.
The Avalanche are looking forward to facing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which means the Avs will be one of just two teams in their division to reach a final series.
The Eastern Conference is looking for its first win of the season against the New Jersey Devils, who host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of their first-round series.
The Devils are also in a tie for second in the Eastern Conference standings, but have yet to win a game this season and are currently tied for fifth in the standings.
The Stanley Cup is set to be played in Game 6 of the Eastern Division final on Sunday.